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Now that the finish line of 2020 is in sight, at RouteNote we’re looking back over this endless year and pulling together some of the highlights from the music world. The Weeknd’s ‘Blinded By the Light’ has taken the top spot of the biggest Number 1 songs of the year, According to the UK Big Top 40.

Pop dominates the Official Big Top 40’s list of songs that were downloaded, streamed, and played on the radio the most in the UK this year, hosted by Heart FM and Capital FM. In another eyebrow-raiser with regards to The Weeknd’s Grammy’s snub, his single ‘Blinding Lights’ tops the list, having been in the chart every week this year, not leaving the Top 20 since it first went to Number 1. The song was also MTV’s most-played video of 2020. Lady Gaga features twice, alone with ‘Stupid Love’ and alongside Ariana Grande on ‘Rain On Me’; there are four collaborations in total amongst the list, including the unlikely duo of teenager Jawsh 685 and opportunistic TikTok emperor Jason Derulo.

The Official UK Big Top 40: Top 10 Biggest Songs of 2020

1. The Weeknd – Blinding Lights

2. Miley Cyrus – Midnight Sky

3. Joel Corry x MNEK – Head & Heart

4. Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande – Rain On Me

5. Jason Derulo & Jawsh 685 – Savage Love

6. Lady Gaga – Stupid Love

7. Lewis Capaldi – Before You Go

8. Dua Lipa – Physical

9. Little Mix – Break Up Song

10. Sigala & James Arthur – Lasting Lover